Dont split the vote says DA leader

Athol TrollipAthol Trollip, the leader of the Democratic Alliance in the Eastern Cape visited Jeffreys Bay yesterday and met influential businessmen in the town at a breakfast gathering.

Trollip said that the DA was taking the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) seriously as they have gained a lot of support, primarily in the Free State.

“Recent polls show that EFF have about 20 % support in the Free State but minimal support in the Eastern Cape and KZN”, said Trollip.

However, over the longer term, it is expected that EFF will self destruct as they will not build institutional capacity, similar to COPE, UDM and even the MDC in Zimbabwe.

Agang is also not being regarded as a threat in the Eastern Cape as the DA focuses on growing the vote to become the official opposition in Bhisho.

The DA is aiming to win Gauteng in the 2014 provincial and national election, with the Northern Cape being another province that could fall to the “blue wave” that is marching over South Africa.

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The Western Cape is expected to remain under the governance of the DA, with an even bigger majority.

Closer to home, Trollip announced the names of the two DA candidates who will contest the upcoming bi-elections.

Otto Williams will stand as the DA candidate in Ward 9 (Hankey) and Desmond Pietersen will stand in Ward 5 (Humansdorp).

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